Monday, September 27

The Steam Deck will be compatible with xCloud, according to Phil Spencer | Digital Trends Spanish

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has confirmed via Twitter that the Steam Deck will have support for xCloud, Xbox’s cloud gaming service.

Apparently Phil Spencer was one of the people who has been able to test Valve Corporation’s new portable platform months before its launch. According to his publication, he had the Steam Deck in his hands “most of the week”, and for him, it is a “really nice” device.

On the other hand, in the tweet, took advantage of mentioning that xCloud —a service included in Xbox Game Pass Ultimate that allows the transmission of more than 100 games— “works well” on the Steam Deck.

Was @valvesoftware this week talking w / Scott, Erik, Gabe about Steam Deck. After having mine most of the week I can say it & # 39; sa really nice device. Games with me on the go, screen size, controls all great. Playing Halo and Age feels good, xCloud works well. Congrats SD team.

& mdash; Phil Spencer (@ XboxP3) August 13, 2021

“The games that go with me on the go, the screen size and the controls are great,” added Spencer. Also, he mentioned that he was able to play “Halo” and “Age” (Age of Empires, we assume) on the Steam Deck.

It’s a good sign that Phil Spencer himself has tested the new device and how these games work on that platform. However, there are still many questions, such as whether xCloud will run in the Steam Deck’s default browser, which is powered by SteamOS.

Although the device will run on SteamOS by default, this operating system can be replaced by Windows, so non-Steam applications could also be installed. In fact, the product has been touted as a portable PC, which is not only intended to run video games.

“If you buy a Steam Deck, it’s a PC (…) Perhaps a better way to think of it is that it’s a small PC with a connected controller rather than a game console,” Valve designer Lawrence Yang told IGN.

The Steam Deck has no release date yet, but the first units are expected to ship in December. In any case, the device, which costs between $ 399 and $ 640 depending on the model, can now be reserved through Steam.

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